Detectives from our department work closely with other local, state and federal agencies in the investigation of any drug cases that are reported to our department.
Detective Andolina is the lead investigator in these cases and is also trained in the testing and processing of illegal drugs.
Drugs that are seized by our officers are first field tested by our department and then sent to the Erie County Central Police Services Laboratory for an in depth analysis and weighing. Like most communities in our country we experience our share of drug related incidents and arrests.
Investigations over the years have resulted in the removal of significant amounts of illegal drugs from our town. Historical records show our officers seizing a significant amount of marihuana that was being grown by an unknown suspect in a field area off Center Rd. in the late 1950's. Our police officers in the Patrol Unit make numerous arrests each and every year in this area. For more information on the number of arrests made please check our STATISTICS PAGE.
Like any community in America, the use of illegal drugs is a concern that we must address. It can be an especially disturbing problem if a family member becomes involved in using mood altering substances. Our department receives calls on a regular basis asking our officers for advice on how to deal with issues such as a son or daughter that they suspect may be using these substances. We also receive calls asking how to speak with our kids about not using drugs or alcohol. The use of alcohol and drugs continues in this day and age to be a major factor in most of the crime in our society. For information on how these substances can affect your family or how you can begin to address these issues with a family member or friend check out our drug information page for information and links to websites and other sources that can assist you in this area.